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Former YWCA chief joins Girl Scouts

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Leigh Duque, who stepped down as head of the YWCA of the Greater Triangle Oct. 10, has joined Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines as the newly merged organization’s chief development officer.

Duque served as executive director of the YWCA for five years, during which she oversaw the development of a new strategic plan for the group, as well as the sale of its Oberlin Road facility in Raleigh.

In her new role, she will be in charge of resource development, communications and property management for the new scouts group, born of the recent merger of Girl Scout Council of Coastal Carolina and Pines of Carolina Girl Scout Council.

The new organization serves more than 32,000 girls and 10,000 adults in 41 central and eastern North Carolina counties.

Earlier in her career, Duque served as the assistant executive director of Pines of Carolina Girl Scout Council and vice president for institutional advancement at Mount Olive College.

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